Todd Phillips’ Joker sequel has an official release date.
As revealed in an exclusive report shared by Deadline today, Joker: Folie À Deux is scheduled to hit theaters on October 4, 2024. This is a date that many probably saw coming, according to the publication, which pointed out that Warner Bros. “already had the day on hold for an untitled DC event film.”
Warner Bros.’ release date for Joker: Folie À Deux also comes as less of a surprise based on the history of the original film, which reached U.S. theaters on the same date and proved that plenty of box office money could be made in October.
Warners took the October domestic opening to a record level with $96.2 million with Joker in 2019. The film legged out to $335.4M domestic and globally it is the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever at $1.07 billion. Joker won two Oscars: Best Actor for star Joaquin Phoenix and Original Music Score for Hildur Guðnadóttir’s. The movie was nominated for 11 Oscars including Best Picture and Phillips for Best Director.
Deadline said that it learned of Joker: Folie À Deux’s release date from a recent update in Comscore, a company that describes itself as “a trusted currency for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms.”
Phillips, who is returning to direct, revealed the name of his Joker sequel in June on Instagram, sharing a photo of the script with Joker: Folie À Deux on a red cover. The title is a French reference, “a medical term pertaining to a mental disorder which affects two or more people,” as explained by Deadline.
Joker: Folie À Deux will supposedly be a musical, with Lady Gaga playing Harley Quinn opposite of Joaquin Phoenix’s Arthur Fleck, according to reports from June.